Whoa - Piano Accident

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  1. tah1962

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    Yikes.
     
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    That is a really sad story.
     
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    Was Kurt Russel one of the movers?
     
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    Slightly unrelated, but I've noticed on craigslist and other places that people can't even give upright pianos away. Sort of like aquariums. "Please take this!" Nobody wants to move them.

    A co-worker of mine was moving his mom's upright piano from her house over to his, which was maybe 1/4 mile down the same road. He had it on a trailer and noticed that the trailer started wobbling.... then the piano tipped over, hit the road surface, and literally "exploded". I think that was due to the string tension thing that the above article mentioned.
     
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    Sad stories. Must have been a lot of force involved. A 'friend' of mine once crashed his car into a barn where a bar piano was being kept. Piano was alright, but the car sure wasn't!
     
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    Yikes!
    Very sad indeed.
    Moving a piano wrecked me!
    I gave myself a hernia moving a friends piano onto an elevator, about 10 years ago.
    Not smart.
    I got it fixed.
     
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    That'll buff right out.

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    My first wife was a concert pianist. She told me that dreaming about performing and the piano starts to slide off the stage. I think it is a common dream among pianists.
     
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    Uff, that’s awful.

    I was responsible for setting up classical piano recitals in college. Transferring a full sized grand piano from the mobile piano riser to the stage was always stressful.

    One time I had to push a professor’s freaking virginal across campus after an ice storm had covered the sidewalks in glare ice. That damn thing felt like it was constructed of balsa wood. I didn’t even wanna know how much it was worth.
     
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    My wife is a pianist and she has played on a Fazioli. They are a truly special pianos. This is a very sad story on so many levels.
     
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    Very sad.

    A bunch of us have to move a grand piano to different locations on the floor of our county performance auditorium during set-ups. These are beasts.
     
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    gotta be a chance that those piano movers were moonlighting from their regular gig as baggage handlers for United Airlines. . .
    ya think?

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    There was an old upright in our basement - I thought about restoring it, but after researching it online, determined people are paying to get rid of ones in better condition. I 'disassembled' it and the iron harp is in our garden with tomatoes growing on it, the rest went to the dump or the firepit.
     
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    When I purchased our current house, I went walking around in the wooded part of the yard and stumbled across a shallow grave containing the iron "harp" piece of an upright piano. My only guess is they burned the rest of it in a fire pit.
     
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    I have this dream where I'm playing guitar and the neck goes all flaccid and floppy. We've all had that dream, right? Right!?!
     
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